You can still

COMPOST in winter

If you aren't in the arctic, you can probably keep your compost going throughout the winter (although, the process will be a little slower).

The Challenge

Monitoring Moisture: Check the moisture levels of your compost pile more frequently in winter. It should be moist like a wrung-out sponge to promote decomposition.

The Benefits

Spring Preparation: By maintaining compost in winter, you can ensure you have a rich supply of compost ready for your garden in spring.


To prevent heat loss in colder temperatures, proper insulation around your compost bin is crucial. One effective method is wrapping your bin with burlap bags stuffed with straw or hay


Regular turning and aeration help distribute heat evenly throughout the compost and promote microbial activity.

Keeping Balance

Balance greens and browns to keep the microorganisms fed and working. In the winter, use extra browns.

Winter composting is not much different. If you make a little effort for extra insulation, turning, and moisture control, you will be a leap ahead for spring gardening!

Thank you for stoppin' by! -Brittany